More CA crops suffering from summer of heat, fire, smoke. Dramatic increase of pistachio acreage in Yolo County. Rice growers provide shelter for salmon.


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California farmers, their crops and their livestock continue to deal with a plethora of problems that will make 2020 one for the record books: the largest wildfires in state history, the resultant dense smoke that made Northern and Central California the most polluted area in the world recently; record high temperatures in August, and the Coronavirus pandemic that has everyone yearning for the good old days. We have an update. Yolo County has seen its pistachio orchard acreage zoom from a few hundred acres to 10,000 acres in less than a decade. We take a look at the reasons for the growth of this increasingly popular nut. Also, California rice growers are becoming fish growers. And the two go hand in hand. All that, crop reports, the weather outlook, and more…on this week’s KSTE Farm Hour.

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